How to test if your paint is Acrylic or Enamel (water or oil based) with Inspire DIY

Hey guys, sometimes during a painting project you’re going to need to figure out whether your previously painted surfaces were done in either an acrylic or an enamel. Now I’ve got a quick and easy test that you can do to figure out what you’ve got I’ll show you that right now So how this Read more…

Comparison of Water-Based Paints | Pigmented Topcoats | General Finishes

General Finishes offers a complete line of paints, pigmented poly’s and primers for both DIY’ers and professionals who finish cabinets, furniture and millwork. They are all VOC compliant, water cleanup, low order, nonflammable, fast-drying within 1-2 hours. Let’s review the lineup. Let’s start with White Undercoat, a high-solid spray-grade primer designed to provide a solid Read more…

How to Apply Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat to Raw Wood

In this video we will demonstrate how to apply General Finishes oil based gel stain to raw wood including a trick for working with large surfaces and then we’ll show you how to apply gel satin top coat. Gel stain carries a lot more colorant than liquid oil stain and this can cause lap marks Read more…